The following is a timeline of Rep. Mike Pence’s life. Pence was chosen by the editors of Human Events as its 2005 Man of the Year.
Born on June 7 in Columbus, Ind.
Graduated from Hanover College
Married Karen on June 8
Graduated from Indiana University, School of Law with his doctorate in jurisprudence
Made first run for Congress
Named president of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, a conservative state think tank
Began radio broadcasting career with the “Mike Pence Show,” which eventually was syndicated statewide on 18 Indiana radio stations
First elected to Congress
2003 & 2004:
Visited American troops and Iraqi citizens in Iraq
Unanimously elected chairman of the Republican Study Committee in September
Led congressional delegation visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan in December to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and to visit American troops at Camp Phoenix
Described by the Washington Post as “A New Face on Conservatism” in March
Made third trip to Iraq over Labor Day
Launched “Operation Offset” in September to cut specific items from the federal budget to pay for Hurricane Katrina relief